State Conference

November 5-6, 2020 | Baton Rouge, LA

The 2020 Keep Louisiana Beautiful annual state conference and Everyday Hero Awards Luncheon will be held November 5th and 6th in Baton Rouge, LA at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center.

State Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2020 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Annual State Conference, and we encourage all those interested in working towards a greener, cleaner, more beautiful Louisiana to attend. The conference will take place on November 5-6, 2020 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. 

Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference Tentative Agenda
(A finalized agenda will be posted in August.)

  • KLB’s Impact Statement
  • Keep America Beautiful’s National Litter Study Results: The State of Litter a Decade Later
  • Creative Placemaking: Project Build a Future
  • Introducing KLB University Level Affiliates
  • Cigarette Litter Prevention National Study: Results of marketing and pilot programs in Shreveport, LA., Memphis, TN. and Columbus, OH
  • Improving Curbside Recycling
  • Announcing New KLB Recycling Grant
  • America Recycles Day Resources
  • Waste Reduction: Household Hazardous Waste, Composting, Electronics Recycling and Chemical Recycling.
  • Beautification Panel: Organizations share ideas and programs that beautify Louisiana.
  • Program Panel:  Take home a host of new ideas for programs and campaigns that you can implement in your community.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a very fluid situation which leaves much uncertainty regarding the conference in November. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is committed to providing an environment consistent with the recommended safety precautions. In addition to the Hilton’s COVID-19 safety measures, Keep Louisiana Beautiful is prepared to extend the size of the meeting space to allow spacing of tables with no more than four or five people at each table. We have worked with the Hilton to offer attendees very generous cancellation policies on room reservations. Keep Louisiana Beautiful will offer full registration refunds within 48 hours of the conference.


Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved for November 4-6, 2020 at the Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge for the State Conference. The special room rate of $100 plus tax (currently 15.95%) will be available until October 15th. Public lots are located at the corners of Florida and Lafayette or Convention and Lafayette streets. Metered parking is available along the street. Overnight guest valet parking is $28 per day plus tax or daily rate is $18 plus tax.

If after making your hotel reservations you are unable to attend, you may cancel the reservation or a FULL refund and no cancellation penalties at any time. To take advantage of the special room rate and refund policy you must make your reservations through the link provided below in the KLB room block of rooms. If in the event that you must cancel your reservation, please call the Hilton front desk to cancel your reservations at (225) 344-5866. Also, please make direct contact with Jamie Turnage with the Hilton at and she will manually issue your full refund.


Everyday Heroes Awards Luncheon

Each year, Keep Louisiana Beautiful seeks nominations to honor those that go the extra mile to keep our communities clean, beautiful, and litter-free. Nominations are available in eight categories. Anyone can nominate someone for an award, and you may nominate as many people as you’d like.

Nominations are due on October 1st. Categories include the Alice Foster Award, Golden Can Award, Most Innovative Program, Youth Award, Outstanding Affiliate, Outstanding Affiliate Director, and the Law Enforcement Recognition Award.

Award recipients will be recognized at our Everyday Heroes Awards Luncheon in Baton Rouge on November 6th, so that we can share their achievements with colleagues and friends and thank them for their tremendous contributions. We look forward to receiving your nominations!



Exhibitor Information

Thank you for your interest in joining us as an exhibitor at the 2020 Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference. We expect 150 attendees at this year’s conference. Our attendees come from all corners of the state, representing various non-profit organizations, state agencies, and local jurisdictions. They are passionate about protecting Louisiana’s natural resources, reducing waste and pollution, and spreading education and awareness statewide to promote a cleaner, greener Louisiana. We appreciate your partnership and presence at our annual conference and hope that it will be successful for your organization as well as our attendees.

Please note that the exhibitor registration fee of $350 provides for the attendance of one organizational representative to attend the conference sessions for both days, and includes lunch. Exhibitors may register additional attendees or purchase tickets to attend Friday’s Everyday Hero Awards Luncheon. Exhibitors will be provided with one six-foot table and one chair. Electricity is provided, but exhibitors should bring extension cords and power strips. Exhibitors must set up on Thursday, November 5th between 7:30 and 8:30am in the Riverview Room of the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. Exhibitor breakdown must be completed no later than Friday, November 6th at 3pm.

In the event that we are not able to have an in-person conference due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will host a virtual conference with a virtual exhibit hall highlighting your company.  At such time, your company will have the option of participating virtually or receiving a full refund.


Sponsor the 2020 Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference

Your contribution to the Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference on November 5-6, 2020 in Baton Rouge will offset the costs and help us attract more attendees.  It is important that we keep the conference registration fee to a minimum, so we can attract state and local leaders, KLB affiliate organizations, non-profit organizations, universities, anti-litter advocates and civic groups who gather from across the state to present and share best practices that encourage environmental stewardship in practical ways to bring back to their own communities to implement and activate change. Click below to view our sponsorship packages with various levels providing year-round benefits that position you or your company as an environmental steward of Louisiana. This is an opportunity to align with those businesses and community leaders that share Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s vision, dedication, and passion for holding ourselves and each other to a higher standard.